Grateful Dead Live at Greek Theater, U. of California on 1985-06-16
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- Grateful Dead
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Oade PCM-AUD -- Schoeps MK41 (90 deg ORTF -- Tapers' Section) -> CMC4 ->Oade M118 prototype "b" -> Oade Modified PCM-F1 -> DAT (x1?) (44.1khz); Recorded by Doug Oade; Transfer: Sony d7 -> Sonic Sense Modified Sony 7 Pin Coax -> Zoltrix Nightingale (coax Mod) -> CDWAV (no sample Rate Conversion Performed); DAT>SHN conversion and seeding by Darrin Sacks;There are two circulating transcriptions seeded by Darrin Sacks, this seed is from the 44.1kHz DAT source; see alternate seed
- 2004-03-31 12:23:03
- Sony d7 -> Sonic Sense Modified Sony 7 Pin Coax -> Zoltrix Nightingale (coax Mod) -> CDWAV (no sample Rate Conversion Performed); DAT>SHN conversion and seeding by Darrin Sacks;There are two circulating transcriptions seeded by Darrin Sacks, this seed is
- Berkeley, CA
Here is a great, total culmination of one of the better 1-2-3 runs of ‘85. Fever pitch first set, all that midnight hour....the second set S>F brings it, for sure, but the real buzz saw is Samson - just listen to that crowd. All that Cryptical is more of a novelty than anything, it’s ok (the reprise is pretty effective by ‘85 standards), but it’s clear why the boys didn’t really revive this for good.
I had a nostalgic admiration for the sbd of this show but this aud quite lovely and gives the show some life and breath between the numbers.
Subject: Ah Yes!
These were the first shows I ever taped, a total hot mess the first two days.
Subject: I was there with my cousins Carlos and Chino .
Subject: Loved this weekend of shows!!!
I mean, us older geezers can kick back and listen to this great music, if we were at the show, relive it from start to finish. who was i with? was it hot and sweaty? get it?
many they were awesome...and bringing back a song or two here and there gave us a huge grin to go home with!!!
Great show, great to have it here to listen to, thanks!!!
Subject: The Return of Cryptical!
The show kicks off with Midnight Hour, a nice treat from the older days. This version isn't at all spectacular but the novelty of it great and it's a lot of fun. It kind of ends abruptly however and turns into a blistering rendition of Bertha. This one is full of energy and kicks things up a notch. I'm a big fan of blues Bobby tunes but Walkin' Blues slows things down a bit. There is some slick soloing but the final jam just ends and the song is aborted prematurely. Jerry's vocals in Tennessee Jed have some rough patches but this is a nice twangy interpretation. I'm not a huge fan of Esau but this version is enjoyable. Big Railroad contains more vocal flubs but the jam is excellent. On these audience recordings you can hear the crowd going nuts in the middle of the song. A beautifully delicate Looks Like Rain follows and it is one of the highlights of the first set. Brent and Jerry play off of one another, trading gorgeous licks that are the perfect accompaniment to Bobby's crooning. Immediately after Bobby's rant they launch into a stellar version of Half Step. Jerry's voice actually sounds very good with minimal cracking. This is a nice energetic up beat version with good harmonizing and playing throughout. The breakdown jam is very short but the Rio Grandee-o section is well sung with passion and excellent harmonizing. One of the best performances of the first set. This would be a perfect sweet ending but the boys launch into a rockin' Promised Land before the break that is short and to the point. A very promising first set to say the least.
The second set opens with a long Scarlet Fire that has a funky, almost reggae like brief intro before Jerry comes in with the vocals. The vocals are a bit rough in spots but the band is incredibly tight. Brent's harmonizing makes things a bit more pleasant and he crowd goes nuts when he joins in. Jerry makes up for the scratchy vocals with some ferocious playing. The whole band delves into some amazing group improv while staying true to the melody. The first jam is long and hot and is one of the highlights of the whole summer tour! The jam after the heart of gold bands is very jazzy with a lot of flighty group improvising that goes on and on before segueing into Fire on the Mountain. The jam in Fire is equally excellent but more mellow and not as blisteringly hot. The final jam does kick things back into high gear however. This is a truly great version of this duo that should not be missed. The lively mood is kept up with a scorching Samson in which Bobby exclaims, "In case y'all forgot it's Sunday" during the drumming intro.
After Samson the band stops for a moment and then something truly epic happens. Jerry plays the opening notes to Cryptical for the first time since 1972 and the crowd goes absolutely apeshit. I was only seven at the time of this concert and I can't imagine how amazing this event must have been live. The performance isn't very good but the moment is classic. After a short drum intro they launch into The Other One and the crowd again goes nuts. This is played much tighter and truly soars for a few minutes with some insane psychedelic jamming. Phil is dropping bombs left and right! After the first verse things simmer down for a second before building to another climax and the second verse. After the second verse they go back into Cryptical. Again, it's not the best played version but the historic impact is huge. Other versions from '85 kind of tail off but this one builds to a finish before going into drums. God Bless the Grateful Dead!
Goin' Down the Road emerges out of Space, alleviating the heaviness that proceeded it. It is full of energy and nice leads by Garcia. I can picture everyone dancing in Ecstasy. A short rousing Miracle emerges and quickly segues into a soulful rendition of Wharf Rat. Jerry's voice is rough in patches but it somehow fits the mood. Very sweet indeed. Out of the end jam they launch into a very lively Lovelight, a fitting closer to an epic show! The Brokedown encore is sweet icing on the cake.
Subject: 2nd Show
A bunch of us were out front before the show, all had tickets but myself and hundreds were looking. Out of the blue this woman walked up to me and said "do you want my ticket?" I asked, "how much?" She said, "you can have it because I got a free ticket." Of course I said yes and gave her a big hug.
When I Need a Miracle started my friends said "this is your song." At the time I had no idea what they were talking about. But I sure did have a great time at my 2nd Dead show.
Subject: CRYP weed:Envolepment indeed
Subject: Help I need a parking ticket
The Tennessee Jed was when it started kickin in, while the speakers had some trouble during Midnight hour and some of Bertha.
After 3 shows this weekend, everyone was waiting for some magic in the set list... ugly rumors of Dark star and the eleven... or maybe a third set..
Of course the Cryptical caught everyone off gaurd. Funny but the night prior to the show KFOG did a detailed glimpse at "Thats it for the Other One" playing the studio version from Anthem of the sun... a little foreshadowing if you heard it.... The Love light was just as miraculous.
There was a shirt for sale from windy Acres, with the Greek Theatre and a smiling bear floating on a balloon overhead... with the words..
I peeked at the Greek ! nothing left to do but smile, smile smile.
Subject: 20 years
Subject: one of the first tapes I ever got
scarlet-fire is the best one they did in 1985. oade recordings
are among the best aud recordings on this site... download
oade recording from 1985 you can you won't be dissappointed
Subject: Great moments in this show
Subject: Fav Scarlet
Subject: Peaked at the Greek....under the Trees
And the end of Rain will leave you quivering , shivering , thrilling.... Cryptical , such a treat, then into an Other One that's almost scary , it might steal your face !
Subject: Good 'Ol GD is Right
to burn on my car deck that whoever gave it to me
swore it was stolen from a band member. And it did
sound like that. Nice to have this show again. Too bad I
never made it to the Greek. Too young and too East.
Lifetime memories for sure for all who were there.
Subject: Great show!!!!
Subject: holy crap!!!
Subject: 20th anniversary show
Subject: PEAKING AT THE GREEK!!!
The Phil Bomb to begin The Other One is UNREAL. Sounds like it was made by a computer.
Good Ol' Grateful Dead
Didnt see this show, but figured there'd be some witty commentary (or at least semi-coherant raves)
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